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Orange and Aethra® Telecommunications test FTTdp in Warsaw

ANCONA, Italy and WARSAW, Poland, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Orange Polska is currently working with Aethra® Telecommunications to test the possibilities offered by the Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) technology.

The FTTdp architecture is based on the concept of using the last tens of meters of copper to overcome the issues related to fiber cabling inside existing buildings, giving the operators lower costs and guaranteed deployment times.

Fiber is cabled up to the basement / floor of the building, where single user GPON to VDSL2 nodes are installed; the FTTdp nodes are then "reverse powered" over the same copper pairs used for data, thanks to a power supply connected in the home of the customer.

FTTdp will give to Orange Polska customers the same triple play experience and services offered to FTTH customers, with 200Mbps download speeds, voice and IPTV.

Lab tests were finalized in December and field trial in Warsaw started early January will take several months.

If you want to know more on FTTdp:

About Aethra® Telecommuncations

Aethra® Telecommunications develops, manufactures and markets high performance network access devices and carrier solutions.

Innovation and research are the core of Aethra® Telecommunications' approach to the market. Aethra® Telecommunications' solutions are entirely designed in Italy and the R&D, engineering and support departments have more than 40 years' experience in telecommunications.

With an installed base of broadband CPEs exceeding 400 thousand units, Aethra® Telecommunications product portfolio of VoIP integrated access devices, xDSL access routers and EFM Ethernet demarcation devices is designed to provide advanced and cost effective solutions to Small/Medium Enterprises as well as branch offices of large Corporations.

The access network product lines are complemented by a set of solutions targeted to help carriers in deploying NGANs, by offering either copper-based remote powering systems for FTTCab architectures or complete solutions addressing the upcoming FTTdp scenarios.

About Orange Polska

Orange Polska is a part of the global Orange group, and the biggest telecom in Central Europe. We provide services to nearly 20 mln customers in Poland, providing them with the largest portfolio of state-of-the-art telecommunications solutions, including convergent "Orange Open" offering, fast internet access and a variety of multimedia services: e.g. TV and VoD,  e-books, audiobooks, location-based services or NFC mobile payments.

Orange Polska provides mobile services to nearly 15,1 mln customers. Almost 5 mln customers use our modern landline telephony services, of which over 2,3 mln  also benefit from fast broadband internet access. Orange Polska television services are already used by approximately 700 thousand customers.

Orange Polska is also involved in educational and charity activities. Since 2005, they have been conducted by Orange Foundation. The most important programmes of the foundation include: Telefon do Mamy (Phone to Mum), Edukacja z Internetem (Education with Internet) or Akademia Orange (Orange Academy).

Orange is present in sports, music and film. Projects such as Orange Warsaw Festival, Orange Kino Letnie (Orange Summer Cinema) have made the brand one of the most recognizable sponsors of culture. Orange is also the Main Sponsor of Polish National Football Team.

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